Soul on Ice
McGraw-Hill, 1968 - 210 pages
The now-classic memoir that shocked, outraged, and ultimately changed the way America looked at the civil rights movement and the black experience. By turns shocking and lyrical, unblinking and raw, the searingly honest memoirs of Eldridge Cleaver are a testament to his unique place in American history. Cleaver writes in Soul on Ice, " I'm perfectly aware that I'm in prison, that I'm a Negro, that I've been a rapist, and that I have a Higher Uneducation." What Cleaver shows us, on the pages of this now classic autobiography, is how much he was a man.
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Or did he turn to his white brothers , seeing their plight , and say , after Baldwin , “
That ' s your problem , baby ! ” I say , after Mailer , “ There ' s a shit - storm coming
. ” Rallying Round the Flag I distinguished between two colonialisms , NOTES ...
The American racial problem can no longer be spoken of or solved in isolation .
The relationship ... Once the white man solves his problem in the East he will
then turn his fury again on the black people of America , his longtime punching
And no problem can be solved without taking the police department and the
armed forces into account . Both kings and bookies understand this , as do first
ladies and common prostitutes . The police do on the domestic level what the
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What began as a genuinely compelling look at a young man with a lot of anger and little direction, became a story of a man completely sure of himself, and almost entirely unrelatable. I definitely ... Consulter l'avis complet
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It is difficult to give a rating to this book without also assessing Eldridge as a person. Consulter l'avis complet
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